Half-Time Report: Dele Alli saves Mourinho blushes on stroke of half-time… Totteham 1-2 Olympiacos

November 26th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Tottenham Hotspur were awful in the first 45 minutes, but were bailed out by Dele Alli’s goal on the stroke of half-time to make it 2-1.

Until that point, the scripts had not just been torn up but thrown into the fire by a fine performance from the visitors against a stunned Spurs side.

A blunder by Meriah and Semedo’s failure to monitor Alli allowed the England international to cut down Olympiacos’ lead just before the two sides headed to the dressing rooms.

The Greek side were in command in the first 30 minutes, solid in defence, dominating in midfield and resourceful in attack.

It remains to be seen whether the unforced errors of the last minutes will affect them or if they can keep up their (mostly) good work and hold on to victory.

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Half-Time Report: Benzema hands Real Madrid lead PSG as Courtois red card, penalty overturned by VAR

November 26th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Karim Benzema’s goal separates the two sides at the break, but that is far from the big talking point, despite the hosts having the better chances.

Thibaut Courtois was given his marching orders right on half time after a foul on Mauro Icardi.

However his dismissal and the subsequent penalty were overturned by VAR!!!

Just a sensational 45 minutes of football with all the skill, wit, intensity, strategy and creativity you could possibly wish for.

Madrid the better side, for sure, but with no margin for error. Hazard’s best game in white.

Paris head to their dressing room frustrated not to be level, but they should likewise feel relieved not to be further behind.

Madrid had the better of an absorbing first 45 minutes and the visitors – kept in the game by Navas – will need to channel their frustration after the break if they wish to turn this match around.

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Jose Mourinho set to lose key player as Juventus, Real Madrid spoil for transfer showdown

November 26th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Reports in Italy claim that Tottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen is at the centre of a potential battle royale between Juventus and Real Madrid as the two top European clubs are set to commence talks with the midfielder.

The 27-year-old’s Tottenham Hotspur contract expires in June and he can therefore legally begin discussions with other clubs soon.

He has long been associated with both Real Madrid and Juventus, but, Football Italia state that the lack of a transfer fee gives the Bianconeri an extra boost.

They already snapped up players such as Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey as free agents and hope to do the same with Eriksen.

According to both the Corriere dello Sport newspaper and Sky Sports UK, Juventus have laid the groundwork for an Eriksen approach.

He will be 28 in February and joined Spurs from Ajax in 2013 for €13.5m.

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